1. YOUR OWN WEBSITE WILL SAVES YOU MONEY
As a owner of a small business you might think you can’t afford a professional website. Although the cost of designing a website varies, a website for a small business generally costs under $100 a month and, in many cases, as little as $20. Compared with the cost of flayer or ad on newspaper. when you consider the potential market you can reach with a website, it is a very cost effective way to promote your small business.
2. GAIN CREDIBILITY
Today, more consumers use the internet to search for the products or services. A professional Website is a key to gain credibility. Without a website, your customers will go to your competitors. If you already have a website but it is not professionally redesigned then you may should think twice because providing your business with a professional image which will inspire even greater confidence.
3. KEEP YOUR CUSTOMERS INFORMED
Think of your website as being your online brochure or catalogue. You can update information about your products and services easily on your website than in print material, You also can easily tell your customers about arrival of new products, new promotions, or any new services you offer. Print ads which quickly become outdated, but wit a website you can provide them with most updates and new information.
4. IT IS ALWAYS ACCESSIBLE
A website is available to all of your customers 24 hours providing them with the convenience of reviewing your products and services when your store or office is closed. With today’s busy lifestyles, this is a great selling point when making a purchase decision.
5. TARGET A WIDER MARKET
your website will provide an alternative location to sell your products or any services you offer. As a retailer, a website is a great place to sell your products to a wider markets from various locations; even services can be made available globally. Don’t think you’ll be able to sell your products or services online? Don’t forget, even cars and houses sell online!
6. IT PROVIDES A MEDIUM ON WHICH TO SHOWCASE YOUR WORK
No matter what type of business you’re in, a website is a great place to showcase your work. By including a portfolio or image gallery, as well as testimonials about your work, you can demonstrate what makes your business unique.
7. SAVES YOU TIME
Providing information to your customers takes time, whether it’s on the phone, face-to-face, in a brochure, or in emails. With an online catalogue you can provide lots of information about your products and services. Once your website is started, it is available to your customers, saving you time. And you know…. Time is money!
8. BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE
Maybe you sell environmentally friendly products and would like to share tips on how to recycle, or perhaps you’re an accountant and want to give your clients advice on how to simplify their bookkeeping practices. By including a FAQ section, adding articles or uploading newsletters to answer all your customers’ questions you can keep them up-to-date. What better way to provide them with value added service than by sharing information on your website.